Course Catalogue 2015-2016

Early Christianity (to AD 600)

SAH1001HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Hogan, James (Séamus) P.

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course offers an opportunity to explore the history of the Christian Church from its origins in Judaism through to its monastic expansion beyond the boundaries of the Western Roman Empire in the sixth and seventh centuries. It will examine the conflicts, individuals, social movements and theologies that shaped Christianity during this formative period. Mid-term Examination, Research Paper, Final Exam, Class participation.

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Old Testament I

EMB1003HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Newman, Judith

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to modern historical criticism of the Old Testament, with special attention given to the formation of scripture from ancient traditions and its implications for history of Jewish and Christian interpretation. Short papers and a final exam.

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Introduction to the Old Testament

SAB1003HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): German, Igal

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

The online course Introduction to the Old Testament covers biblical books, their historical contexts, genres and ancient Near Eastern cultural contexts necessary for biblical interpretation. It also covers basic hermeneutical principles, familiarizes with the field of Old Testament scholarship, and focuses on the relevance of Scripture for life and ministry. Assigned readings, posts on Discussion Board, short assignments, and an exegesis paper.

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Reading the Old Testament

KNB1006HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Irwin, Brian

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course on the Old Testament presents an overview of the Hebrew canon and explores the content, theological themes, and canonical shaping of selected books. Students will be introduced to the history of interpretation, including dominant ciritical issues relating to the Old Testament. Additional emphasis will be on interpreting this material as Scripture of the Church.

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Introduction to the Old Testament

SMB1007HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Macumber, Heather

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 19:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

A survey of the religious traditions of ancient Israel as they are reflected in the diverse types of literature found in the First Testament, with emphasis on their historical development and their relevance for contemporary ministry. Topics to be considered include: Israelite origins, settlement of the land, social structures, the monarchy, prophecy, the exile and return. 

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Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture for the Church: Part I

WYB1008HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Taylor, Marion Ann

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history, with emphasis on application within the church. Lectures and seminars. Readings, written assignments and final paper or exam.

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Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture for the Church: Part II

WYB1009HF L6101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Witt, Andrew C.

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to Old Testament literature and history, with emphasis on application within the church. Readings, written assignments and final paper or exam.

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History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

EMH1010HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Airhart, Phyllis D.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This introductory course explores Christianity's formation and transformation from the post-apostolic era to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West in the year 843. Along the way, we will explore how Christians described their religious experience, practiced their faith, articulated and argued about their beliefs, and structured their ecclesial communities. We will learn about Christianity's changing relationship to political power; its engagement with other religions and cultures; the lifestyles, theological mindsets, and models of community proposed and debated by Christian leaders; the political and theological challenges associated with the movement's early marginalization, eventual expansion, encounter with Islam in the East and the "barbarians" in the West; and the formation of "Christian Europe."

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Spiritual Internship Year

SAF1010YY L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Yake, John

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Irregular

CREDITS: Two Credits

The Spiritual Internship Year, in response to the challenges of contemporary pastoral ministry, provides an intense formational experience in which the sciences foundational for Christian life and ministry are appropriated via: classroom instruction (philosophy, catechesis, scripture, and theology), extensive reading of classic spiritual authors and the Documents of Vatican II, Ignatian spiritual direction [Annotation 19], retreat experiences, field placement, formation in communal living and instruction in essay writing skills. Teaching methods: Lectures, seminars, retreat experiences, field trips and placement. Means of evaluation: Participation, presentation and final exam.

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History of Christianity I (to AD 843)

WYH1010HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2015 INSTRUCTOR(S): Hayes, Alan L.

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Class participation, course portfolio, one short essay, and two other academic exercises (choice of reading notes, short papers, weekly quizzes, final exam, etc.).

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